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Storm Sparrow

Bead Embroidered Bird Necklace with Labradorite Accents
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time6+ hours
Approximate Size26 Inches

Birds are one of my favorite motifs to add to jewelry. This embroidered bird looks like he's weathering a coming storm!

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Bead embroidery is a great way to incorporate fibers and fabrics into your jewelry-making projects. Cheri found a fabric print that included a cute little bird pattern she could embellish with seed beads and more thread. You can see more ideas for adding fabrics and fibers into your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe Episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Dakota Stones (AAA Grade) Labradorite 6 - 7mm Round Bead Strand
Code R1362
Material Labradorite Brand Dakota Stones Sold by the Strand
1
$58.98
$44.23
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Fire-Polished Bead 2mm Jet AB (100pc Pack)
Code CFP-JETAB2
Material Glass Sold in 100pc Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $2.39
3 $2.12
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Montana Blue Lined Crystal AB, 8g bag
Code TBRD15-773
Material Glass Brand TOHO Hole Size 0.5mm Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $1.79
3 $1.58
Miyuki 8g 15/0 Transparent AB Crystal Delicas
Code DBS0051
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $7.80
3 $7.09
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Transparent Light French Rose, 8g bag
Code TBRD15-289
Material Glass Brand TOHO Hole Size 0.5mm Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $1.79
3 $1.58
Miyuki 8g 15/0 Opaque Pearl Light Peachy Coral Delicas
Code DBS0206
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $7.80
3 $7.09
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Gray-Lined Crystal
Code TBRD15-261
Material Glass Brand TOHO Hole Size 0.5mm Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $1.79
3 $1.58
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Nickel-Plated Denim Blue, 8g bag
Code TBRD11-511F
Material Glass Finish Matte or Satin Brand TOHO Hole Size 0.7mm Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $3.59
3 $3.22
Silver-Plated Figaro Chain by the Foot
Code SPCH25
Material Silver-Plated Longest Link 7.0 - 7.9mm Link Style Closed Links Sold by the Foot
1 $2.56
3 $2.28
925/10 Silver-Filled 6x11mm Lobster Clasp with Open Jump Ring
Code CLASP-0334
Material Silver-Filled Dimensions 10.0 x 6.5mm Sold Individually
1 $1.97
3 $1.74
TierraCast Silver-Plated Brass Small Oval Open Jump Ring
Code S-0016
Material Silver-Plated Brand TierraCast Dimensions 4.5 x 4.0mm Thickness 20 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.06
$0.04
100 $0.05 $0.03
925/10 Silver-Filled 5mm Closed Jump Ring, 21 Gauge
Code FIND-0973
Material Silver-Filled Dimensions 5.0 x 0.7mm Aspect Ratio 5.2x Thickness 21 Gauge Sold Individually
1 $0.33
20 $0.28
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code SS-EP23
Material Sterling Silver .925 Thickness 22 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.42
10 $0.36
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Natural (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0101
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Light Blue (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0110
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Light Gray (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0115
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch White Bead Backing (4 pc)
Code EMB-0023
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
1 $5.12
3 $4.62
Tulip Beading Needle No 11 (4 pack)
Code NEED-20
Brand Tulip Place Of Origin Japan
1 $5.29
Tulip Embroidery Needles Sharp Tip No 6 (8 pack)
Code NEED-34
Brand Tulip Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1 $8.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
1 $7.49
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-133
1 $9.49
Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-108
1 $7.49
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code TOOL-131
1 $10.99
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